Ridge Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#16 of 31 trails in

Ridge Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Elkridge, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

This is a great short trail loop if you are pressed for time. Even the kids wouldn’t get boarded. The Rockburn Loop (PURPLE) itself is a fairly flat well used trail. The access to Ridge Trail (ORANGE) connector (Water Bars) is a short walk up River Rd. from the parking lot at the playground. The Ridge Trail section is a bit of an uphill incline but is truly easy for all.

trail running
2 days ago

Can be used to make a nice running loop if run with Morning Choice and part of Cascade

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Arrived at 4:00 PM. and the park was Closed. Lots were Full due to parties. Because I have a special permit and they see me daily I was able to get in. Wasn't sure of which trail I was going to hike. That would be determined based on where I found a parking spot. The trail was a hard hike for 2.5 miles in 90 degree heat but I was able to catch a breeze on top of the 3 Sisters Trail. For the Elkridge side of the park this is the true work out trail. The Ridge trail has lots of ups & downs. When you get up to the Swinging Bridge load up on water because you still have 2 miles back to your car.

hiking
3 months ago

very decent distance with good views, varied trail, and very easy parking.

backpacking
3 months ago

I was lucky enough to finish before the rain came. Feel sorry for all the people having Cookouts for the Memorial Weekend. The park was super crowded and the line getting into the main entry, when I was leaving, was 10 cars long. The Grist Mill trail is paved and flat but the RIdge and View Valley will kick your butt in some areas. Trails were mainly dry and only water in a few spot. Well, not anymore. Rained quite hard when the shower came through.

hiking
4 months ago

I thought this trail was good, wasn't well marked out though. but all in all still a good trail. took lots of pictures. I like taking pictures on my hikes.

4 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

really enjoyed this hike last Friday. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. Many offshoots to extend the hike. Great views of the valley.

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016